59

Feb. 17th, 2016 12:12 am
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Put on struggle-face
STRUGGLE! *pant* *pant* *gulp* *pant* *PANT*
repeat as needed
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Plans he had wrangled
Just were not all that tangled
Were no-ot all that tangled
Fa la la la webs

Another I think that works better spoken. Because text doesn't convey the specific flavor of the beat at "webs". Also I'm dissatisfied with my filler syllable for the second line right now. Okay so it's like a song then. Because somebody, and I'm not sayin' it's me, truly respects the form.

Anyway, I'm seriously considering taking another stab at the post office, job wise. It seems like a slam dunk if I could make it work.

I've finally gotten around to watching Sens8, which I'm enjoying for the most part. It's hard to express in words how much I love Lito.

"Okay there's a Korean lady. And she's not crying the way I'M NOT SCREAMING."
-Lito <3 4evah

57

Nov. 13th, 2015 01:19 pm
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When life is more than
A slapfight with depression
While others look on

56

Oct. 19th, 2015 05:41 pm
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He is in the way
He looks like me. In the way.
Move. Or I'll move you.

55

Oct. 27th, 2014 11:22 am
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feckless fantasies
hither and thither and wan
yet whither are gone

54

Oct. 26th, 2014 11:56 pm
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TK-421,
Why are you not at your post?
This aching I feel ...

53

Oct. 26th, 2014 11:40 pm
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passed facsimile
ne'er what you need it to be
back to going free
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
They'll call it "molten"
or "incandescent",
the rage.

On the slopes of the great crater, bent backs,
Sun-worn cheeks, hard work written on them in lines;
They are harvesting soybeans, rice, wheat.

And old folks who understand that time is a bludgeon some use to hurt themselves
Tell stories to distracted ears of a time before the rage,
Brief though it was.

No one goes up on the hilltops among the monuments.
The clay figures, ugly and ragged, are a lesson none care to learn.
They have moved past that epoch, into a new one, just as broken.

A hermit talks of people going neither backward nor forward.
He is stoned.

Afterwards, many agree that what he said made sense,
and regret is foreign to them.

It was "molten" -
This is known -
"incandescent".
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Presumably, this is the kind of crap that is just going to happen to me when I'm at my fucking job and I'm bored and "Spider Cider" is stuck in my head

When exactly did we stop trusting each other?
When did gluten get so fucking scary?
Do we have a civilization
That can look itself in the eye in the mirror

Cause it's pay before you pump
Pay before you pump
Pay before you pump

What?

Pay before you pump
Pay before you pump
Pay-ay before-ore you pu-ump

Why do I feel like greeting a stranger on the street
Is an act of aggression
Like counting coup on another brave
Strike that. It's a little racist.

I'm on the record as against it
Was dragged in against my will
Shoved that competition for resources
Right down my honor system

And it's pay before you pump
Pay before you pump
Pay before you pump

Huh?

It's pay before you pump
Pay before you pump
Pay-ay before-ore you pu-ump

Truth is, there wasn't a line somewhere that was crossed
And no one flipped a switch
The world just got a whole lot smaller
While need and blood grew taller

So it's pay before you pump
Pay before you pump

It's pay before you pump
Pay before you pu-pu-pu-pu-pump
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
So it took another day at work with my mind basically unoccupied while my body did things mechanically to figure out that the third line of #52 has six syllables instead of five. I'm actually pretty okay with writing broken haiku. I've done it before. One of the things that attracts me to the form is that its restrictions encourage me to try being inventive with diction and syntax. Breaking the rules is ultimately fine by me.

But it's embarrassing when I break them without realizing it. I mean come ON.

Anyway, it probably stays as it is. The only quick fix I've come up with requires nailing down the final word instead of allowing it to be ambiguous based on slightly slurred pronunciation, and I'm really not willing to do that.

I've come up with alternate possibilities for the third line in its entirety, but none of them have really gripped me so far. I just don't have the energy to get into it right now.

"[Poetry]. Boy, I don' know."
-Governor Robert Ritchie, "The West Wing" (paraphrased)

52*

Mar. 23rd, 2012 12:32 am
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Memetic quanta
If any at all et al
That calling (diluted/deluded)



*Happened at work this evening. Works much better spoken than written

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